Engineering flexible teaching and learning in engineering education

Author: Palmer, Stuart

Source: European Journal of Engineering Education, Volume 26, Number 1, 1 March 2001 , pp. 1-13(13)

Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd

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Abstract:

The key challenges for achieving flexibility in flexible mode programmes in engineering and technology include: the integration of the explicit and implicit content in potentially disparate and isolated study modules across the whole programme curriculum; ensuring the validity and consistency of policies for granting students advanced standing based on recognition for prior learning and workplace experience; developing learning materials and experiences that cater for a wide and diverse audience, while at the same time offering relevance to the individual student in their own context; creating innovative communication environments that bring remote students into both the directed and the discursive discussion that are an important part of the learning process; and the financial and resourcing sustainability of the development, maintenance and delivery of high quality flexible mode engineering and technology study programmes.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03043790010009149

Publication date: March 1, 2001

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